My Bio: I was born and raised in San Jose, California and went to San Jose State University where I played collegiate soccer on a full scholarship. Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a teacher and a coach. A few of the most influential people in my life came in the form of teachers/mentors/coaches and I knew I wanted to be that person for other kids. I am a huge sports fan, love to work out, and am slightly obsessed with my 1.5-year-old German Shephard named Keva. 


    Teaching Philosophy: "I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring community where students are free to speak their minds and blossom and grow.  Teaching is a process of learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. This is a lifelong process where you learn new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies in a non-traditional setting."

  • I am ALWAYS available on the phone and through email. The best way to get in contact with me is to through email at: aherbst@fcusd.org